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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.


Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Michelle Rupp, External Communications Manager 
Greater Ozark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   Little Rock, Ark (June 29,2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 2, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On May 29, Donald Bentley, of Dardanelle, Ark, donated blood to celebrate his 83rd birthday. Bentley has donated more than 50 gallons of blood during his lifetime. Bentley first donated blood when he was 16 years old in 1948 at a hospital in Kennett, MO. His brother had...
June 1, 2015
MORRILTON, Ark. —The family of Ashley Houston Wright is inviting the Conway County community to help patients in need by giving blood in Wright’s memory on June 15. Wright was 29 when she died following a car accident in January 2013. Wright was a dental assistant who spent her free...